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A Beginner’s Guide To Robert Johnson – Far Out Magazine

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Far Out Magazine writes, “Robert Johnson is possibly the most influential musician of all time,” and has compiled a list of six definitive songs: “Me And The Devil Blues,” “Love In Vain,” “Hellhound On My Trail,” “Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil),” “Ramblin’ On My Mind,” and “Cross Road Blues.”


Listen to all these songs and more on Robert Johnson’s The Centennial Collection

Robert Johnson ‘The Centennial Collection’ Ranked Top Acoustic Blues Album

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MusicRadar asked blues artist Michael Messer to list the most essential acoustic blues albums. At the top of that list is Robert Johnson’s The Centennial Collection. Messer writes:

“This is the best remaster of the whole catalogue. When it comes to acoustic blues that’s related to rock ‘n’ roll – because there are so many strains – Johnson has to be the greatest. Seventy or 80 percent of his songs are classics that have been recorded hundreds of times. His guitar style is, simply, definitive. … It’s not a competition, but I believe he was the greatest acoustic blues player.”

Listen to Robert Johnson’s The Centennial Collection here.

Read more at MusicRadar.